Access and participation Brighton: July newsletter

11 July, 2022

Access and Participation supports specific groups of students to access higher education, improve their success and support career development where there might have been past challenges. We’re dedicated to making higher education more equal and fairer.

Our monthly newsletters cover everything thats going on at ICTheatre Brighton. Including student societies, charity campaigns, events, deals, housing, training. Anything that our incredible APC team are doing to help support our Training Professionals.

Here’s a round-up of what’s going on this July:


Food Foundations – community cookery course

Pan of different vegatables, with a small bowel of potatoes and chicken, with a salad on the right

Join Brighton and Hove Food Partnership for FOOD FOUNDATIONS to learn essential cookery skills and gain confidence – for those looking to work or volunteer in food or just cook tastier, healthier food at home.

This course is for anyone who wants to gain confidence and learn some transferrable catering & cookery skills. There is no specific eligibility criteria.

Find out more.


Volunteers needed

Two wheelbarrows with spades inside them on top of green grass

Volunteers needed for activity days at Stanmer Wellbeing Gardens.

Stanmer Wellbeing Gardens is our 4.5 acre site at Stanmer Park which is shared with 13 community groups. Our aims for the site are to have a thriving, community space where people can find sanctuary and nurture wellbeing through the provision of food-growing, gardening, education and nature connection activities.

We will be undertaking a mix of woodland conservation, gardening and practical activities at our fortnightly Wednesday morning sessions. This is to transform currently unused parts of our site into community spaces.

The kind of things you can expect to get involved in:

  • Bramble bashing and weeding
  • Fire tending
  • Coppicing & pruning
  • Making pathways
  • Planting hedgerows, herbs and flowers
  • Meeting our friendly group of volunteers

Find out more.


Where Love Lives Festival

Where Love Livers - 1BTN and MET poster

Interested in being part of a festival?

GB MET and 1BTN are partnering to provide an insight into the festival & event industry.

Young people aged 16-25 are invited to take part in the below creative festival design & decor workshops with Originary Arts.

  • Chandelier Mobile Making | Thursday 7 July | 2-5pm Turning ‘trash’ into fantastic decorations to be hung in tents or in trees.
  • Illuminated Willow Sculptures | Friday 8 & 15 July | 10am-1pm Make large-scale illuminated willow sculptures. Sculptures will be lit up day & night for the duration of festival.
  • Printed Flags & Banners | Monday 18 July | 10am-3pm Playful printmaking and pattern making to decorate fabric, which will be turned into festival flags, banners or bunting.
  • Festival setup | Thursday 21 July | 10am-5pm There is an option for some workshop attendees to assist with on-site festival setup.

Work will be displayed at Where Love Lives, a family friendly camping/festival weekend, with a soundtrack provided by some of 1BTN’s finest, at Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum, 22 – 24 July.

To book a place, fill in the online application form here, or email for more info.

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Rockwater Quiz Night

The Rockwater Quiz night is back!

Whether you fancy testing your trivia, need an excuse for a night at the ‘pub’ or just want to put off the ‘Sunday Scaries’ for a couple more hours, join us from 6pm for our monthly pub quiz!

Choose your date and book in your table!

Entry is £3 per person, payable in cash on the door, all of which goes towards the prize pot! Plus don’t miss out on our ‘interactive’ round – the winners get a round of drinks for free

Find out more. 


Theatre Works 2022

Continuing our partnership with Theatre Peckham, ICTheatre are excited to be a part of Theatre Works 2022 this July.

Theatre Works is Theatre Peckham’s annual un-conference for young people whose experiences are typically underrepresented in the theatre industry.

Through a day full of workshops and activities led by industry professionals, plus opportunities to meet other like-minded creatives, Theatre Works is the event centring young minds who are seeking a career in the creative sector.

ICTheatre will be hosting a musical theatre ensemble song and dance workshop, alongside a multitude of incredible experiences.

Find out more. 


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